The city of Meadville known as the tool capital of the world and county seat for Crawford County was founded in 1788 and is home to 13,000 full time residents in addition to the students who attend Allegheny College. Meadville is home to world renowned tool company Channelock along with many smaller tool and die companies and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition .
Meadville provides a small town atmosphere with its downtown Diamond Park, locally owned and operated restaurants, neighborhood elementary schools, small downtown shops and convenient walk ability but for those who need some hustle and bustle it is conveniently located on the I-79 corridor making it very easy to travel to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Erie and Buffalo – all being within a 2.5 hour drive time.
There are many activities to keep residents busy and active in the area both winter and summer. Whispering Pines provides a great golf course and in the winter provides snow tubing at Avalanche Express; The Meadville Area Rec Complex has tennis, skating, swimming, skateboarding, and cross country trails; Ernst Trail provides 5 miles of paved trail for walking, biking, roller blading and in the winter, cross country skiing. If dining out is more your thing, please check the restaurant links sub tab for many of the diverse restaurants our area has.
Students who reside in Meadville attend schools that are a part of Crawford Central School District or the private schools in the area including Seton Catholic, Calvary Baptist Christian Academy and French Creek Valley Christian Academy. A few families have also chosen to have their children attend schools in Erie.